10 lessons from Don Rickles
SF Ali

You hit it out of the ballpark! Don Rickles was one of the best comedians I came of age with in the 60’s&70’s along with Kenny Bruce. Life is not easy and non confrontational. To paraphrase Hemingway … life wounds everyone and the scar tissue makes you harder. Days I saw combat in Vietnam during 1968–69 were a hell of a lot easier sharing dark humor and more effective than drugs. And I need it almost as much during these dark days of crises in our political, cultural and social upheavals. Rickles might agree with me … I.D.F. M.

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